When dipped in wax, colorful leaves can be preserved through this season and beyond. We clustered a group to suspend in a window -- perfect for greeting visitors. Stands of monofilament keep them from falling a second time.
Slowly melt bleached beeswax over a double boiler; never allow wax to boil. Dip leaves in wax one at a time, holding by stem. gently shake off excess wax.
Hang leaves on clothespins to dry. Some may be dipped again, depending on desired look; let dry between coatings. Hang finished leaves from lengths of monofilament.